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Schiff: Mueller Can Be Brought in If Report Isn't Released

(MSNBC's "Morning Joe")

By    |   Wednesday, 13 March 2019 11:35 AM

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said Wednesday that while he does "wholly concur" with Speaker Nancy Pelosi's opinion that impeaching President Donald Trump would create divisions in the party, the Department of Justice still must release the results of special counsel Robert Mueller's extensive investigation to Congress.

"We are certainly considering whatever is necessary to make sure this is not buried," Rep. Schiff told MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "The public gets to see this report. More than that, we have access in Congress to the supporting evidence. We can bring Mueller in to testify and we take it to court if necessary."

Further, he said, if the DOJ takes the position that a sitting president cannot be indicted, while not sharing information about Mueller's investigation with Congress so that it can determine if impeachment is warranted, "that amounts to immunity for the president," Schiff said.

Schiff said he believes there is both "direct and circumstantial evidence" of collusion between the President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia, and "whether that evidence amounts to beyond a reasonable doubt of criminal conspiracy, we have to wait for Bob Mueller on that."

Schiff also commented on complaints former Trump attorney Michael Cohen had several areas of inconsistency with his testimony, particularly on the issue of whether he had sought a pardon from Trump.

"We questioned him about the dangling of pardons and communication with the president or people on his team," said Schiff, whose committee heard Cohen's testimony behind closed doors. "We'll be releasing his transcript at the appropriate point. We may have to interview other witnesses before we do so."

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While he does "wholly concur" with Speaker Nancy Pelosi's opinion that impeaching President Donald Trump would create divisions in the party, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said Wednesday the DOJ still must release the report.
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